Joy of six for QPR as latest recruit Park completes shock arrival from Man United
14:50 GMT, 9 July 2012
Park Ji-sung has joined QPR from Manchester United on a two-year deal.
The South Korea international, 31, has joined the London club for an undisclosed fee.
Park is manager Mark Hughes' sixth summer capture, joining Ryan Nelsen, Andy Johnson, Rob Green, Samba Diakite and former Old Trafford team-mate Fabio at Loftus Road.
Coup-PR: South Korea international Park Ji-sung has moved to Loftus Road from Manchester United
Welcome to Loftus Road: Park shakes hands with QPR chairman Tony Fernandes at his unveiling
The ambitious club also claim his
signing will 'put the QPR brand on a global scale', heading up their
attempts to break into the Asian market.
promoted in 2011, only escaped relegation from the Barclays Premier
League on the final day of last season and are determined to avoid a
similar struggle next term.
leaves United after seven years, during which time he made 203
appearances and scored 27 goals, winning four Premier League titles and
the Champions League in 2008.
Fernandes is keen to exploit revenue streams in that part of the world for both the club and his Air Asia airline which operates flights to Seoul.
Park life: QPR have signed the midfielder from Manchester United on a two-year deal
Pedigree: Midfielder Park won four Premier League titles and the Champions League at Old Trafford
Ambitious: QPR chairman Tony Fernandes
Park, who won four Premier League
titles and a Champions League during his time at United, is understood
to have been swayed to join QPR by their ambitious plans.
The 31-year-old became one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most reliable players after joining the club in the summer of 2005.
began his professional career with Japanese side Kyoto Purple Sanga
aged 18 and impressed during Guus Hiddink-led Korea's successful run to
the World Cup semi-finals in 2002.
performances saw him follow the Dutchman to PSV Eindhoven, where he
played for three years before joining United for 4million.
However, after seven successful years in the north west, Park has opted to head for the capital with QPR.
would certainly help the Hoops achieve that aim after his success at
United, not only on the field but commercially as well.
Fernandes completed his takeover at Loftus Road less than a year ago and has been quick to try and bring both the playing squad and facilities up to Premier League standard.
Hughes said: 'On a football level Ji is someone I have admired from afar for years.
'He wore the red shirt of Manchester United in a distinguished way and he will bring a great deal to the team, I can't wait to start working with him.
'Ji is a motivated guy, he feels there is success ahead of him, he ticks every box. It's a very exciting time for QPR.
'I said at the end of the season we didn't want to be in the same position next season and I stand by that, we are in a better place now.'
Park, who arrived in England from PSV Eindhoven in 2005, added: 'I know QPR want to improve and have ambitions to reach the next level and I will try my best to help.
'There were other offers but nothing compared to QPR.'